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I don’t remember any of the decorations in the auditorium, only the usherette screaming at us children on the weekend shows.
Sounds like a comfortable theatre to see movies.
From looking at Warren’s picture posting of April 10th, The Canal theatre had a beautiful auditorium.
The Vista is looks like a very unique theatre.
The West end elevated structure was already there when the Boro Park theatre was built in 1921. That is why a curved entrance was designed for the corner of fifty-first street.
I am glad to know the IOKA still is around. It sounds like Roger Detzler and the staff are very dedicated. This pleasant theatre has a long history.
Thanks for posting the picture, Warren. I hope someone can find an interior picture of the auditorium.
re: theatre organ
Patty, perhaps this person could help you: Christopher Gould, Operations Director / Production Coordinator of the Palace theatre
(518) 465-3335 Ext 123
What a wonderful theatre with a big history. I saw lots of shows here when I lived in New York City.
A stunning theatre! One of the best restorations I’ve seen. The Plaza is a gem.
What a beautiful job in restoring the Palace theater.It was well worth it.
Edward C. Klapp opened the Rialto in 1917. It was located at the corner of Market and Grove Streets. In 1933, the Rialto became part of the Schine brothers' chain. The theatre was one of 27 theaters in the United States that premiered â€œDrums Along the Mohawkâ€ in 1939.(This film also debuted in Gloversville – where the Schines lived and had their main offices – Schenectady, Utica and Albany.) Henry Fonda, whose family built the nearby town of Fonda, NY, starred in the film. He made a short appearance when the film premiered here and at the Glove theatre.
What a beautifully unique theatre, inside and out. I am so glad it has been restored and is in use.
Thanks for letting us see the photo, RobertR. It brings back lots of memories.
Excellent photo of the auditorium posted by Warren. The proscenium was very beautiful, too. What a shame this theatre didn’t eventually become a performing arts center. Public transportation is near by, but no parking lot.
I wish the Palace Theatre of Albany, NY would be interested
in having an organ restored to the auditorium.
Any photos of this theatre?
The Toyota car dealership is now occupying the place where the theatre was.
The picture comes from JOHNSTOWN (Images of America) by Lewis G. Decker.Published by Arcadia.
What a beautiful theatre! I am glad it is being maintained so well.
I am glad to know another theatre will be saved and used as a live performance center.
Too bad, Projectionist 44. Maybe an enterprising group with vision will change this in the near future.
It would be wonderful to see this theatre fixed and reopened. It would probably do well if there is parking nearby.
Wishing success to all those involved in trying to saving the Westmont theatre.
Thanks Ken MC for the photos of the theatre. The Aster looked like it was once a nice comfortable theatre.